How to Troubleshoot an E-Z-GO Electric Golf Cart

By Steve Silverman

The E-Z-GO electric golf cart is one of the top golf carts manufactured and sold in the United States. While most people are happy to ride in a golf cart provided by their golf club or the course they are playing, some people who play three or more times a week will buy their own cart and customize it. E-Z-GO is one of the most popular brands. While it is a well-made and well-constructed cart, things can go wrong from time to time


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Check your E-Z-GO golf cart battery if you notice the cart has problems or goes slowly when you have to go up a hill. If this problem only happens occasionally, it is probably not your battery. However, if you hear the engine slowing down every time you go up a hill, you probably need a new battery.
Step 2
Get your brakes checked if they are not overly responsive to the touch of your foot. Brakes should respond instantly, whether you are driving a car, a truck, a motorcycle or a golf cart. If you notice a second or more delay, get your brakes checked immediately. The terrain of the golf course can have a negative impact on your brakes.
Step 3
Have the shock absorbers on your E-Z-GO electric cart checked if you feel every bounce or every change in the terrain you drive on. Shock absorbers have to be in top shape on a golf cart because they're under more strain than shocks used on a smooth, paved road. As a result, they need to be changed and checked regularly.
Step 4
Have your steering mechanism checked out every three months or so if you use your cart four times a week or more. Sometimes you may have to turn hard and this will tax the steering system. Many carts, over time, will turn easier to the right or the left. In this case, you should have this checked out and readjusted, if necessary.
Step 5
Take your golf cart to the manufacturer's representative every six months even if your cart is running well. Since you are using it so often, regular maintenance of your E-Z-GO electric golf cart is necessary.

Tips & Warnings

Keep your cart indoors and covered when you are not using it. That is usually not a problem since it has to be charged every night. People who forget to do this and leave their carts exposed to the weather are likely to have more maintenance problems with their carts.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.


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